Academic programs

Wayne State University is a comprehensive university with 13 schools and colleges. Here, you can explore a range of fields of study, with more than 370 academic programs to choose from, including 126 bachelor’s programs; 139 master's programs; 60 doctoral programs; and 30 certificate, specialist and professional programs.

Not ready to declare a major upon admission? You can pursue an exploratory track designed to help incoming first-year students find the right program.

  • Accounting (MS)
  • Administration & Supervision (ESC)
  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP) (GC)
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
  • Advanced Public Health Nursing (MSN)
  • Alcohol and Drug Use Studies (GC)
  • Alternative Energy Technologies (MS) (GC)
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology (MS) (PhD) (MD/PhD)
  • Anesthesia (DNAP)
  • Anthropology (MA) (PhD)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (online) (MS)
  • Archival Administration (online) (GC)
  • Art (MA) (MFA)
  • Art Education (MED)
  • Art History (MA)
  • Artificial Intelligence hardware and systems (MS)
  • Arts Administration (MA)
  • Audiology (AuD)
  • Automotive Supply Chain Management (EMS)
  • Automotive Supply Chain Management (online) (EMS)
  • Basic Medical Sciences (MS)
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Education (BGC)
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (MS) (MD/PhD) (PhD)
  • Biological Sciences (MA) (MS) (PhD)
  • Biological Sciences and Urban Sustainability (PhD)
  • Biomedical Engineering (MS) (PhD)
  • Biomedical Imaging (Dual title) (PhD)
  • Business Administration (MBA) (PhD) (MBA/JD) (GC)
  • Business Administration (online) (MBA)
  • Cancer Biology (MS) (PhD) (MD/PhD)
  • Chemical Engineering (MS) (PhD)
  • Chemistry (MA) (MS) (PhD)
  • Civil Engineering (MS) (PhD)
  • Classics (MA)
  • Communication (MA) (PhD)
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders (PhD)
  • Communication and New Media (online) (GC)
  • Communication and Urban Sustainability (Dual title) (PhD)
  • Community Health (online) (MS)
  • Computer Engineering (MS) (PhD)
  • Computer Science (MS) (PhD)
  • Computer Science: Artificial Intelligence (online) (MS)
  • Construction Management (MS)
  • Construction Management (online) (MS)
  • Corporate & Finance Law (LLM)
  • Counseling (MA)
  • Counseling Psychology (MA) (PhD)
  • Criminal Justice (online) (MS)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (ESC)
  • Dance (MA)
  • Data Science and Business Analytics (MS)
  • Dietetics (MS)
  • Dietetics (online) (MS)
  • Disabilities (GC)
  • Dispute Resolution (MADR/JD)
  • Economic Development (GC)
  • Economics (MA) (PhD) (JD/MA)
  • Educational Evaluation & Research (MED)
  • Educational Leadership (MED)
  • Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (EdD) (PhD)
  • Educational Studies (PhD)
  • Electric-drive Vehicle Engineering (MS) (GC)
  • Electrical Engineering (MS) (PhD)
  • Electrical Engineering: Semiconductor Engineering (online) (MS)
  • Elementary/Early Childhood Education (MAT)
  • Employment & Labor Relations (MAELR)
  • Engineering Management (MS)
  • Engineering Technology (MS)
  • English (MA) (PhD)
  • English as a Second Language (BGC)
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GC)
  • Environmental Science (MA)
  • Environmental and Sustainability Engineering (MS)
  • Exercise and Sport Science (MS)
  • Family Nurse Practitioner (DNP)
  • Finance (MS)
  • French (Modern Languages) (PhD)
  • French (Romance Languages) (MA)
  • Genetic Counseling (MS)
  • Geographic Information Sciences (GC)
  • Geology (MS) (MA)
  • German (MA) (PhD)
  • Gerontology (GC)
  • Gerontology (Dual title) (PhD)
  • Health Care Ethics (online) (GC)
  • Health Communication (GC)
  • Health and Physical Education Teaching (MS)
  • History (MA) (MAPH) (MAPH/MLIS) (MLIS/MA) (PhD) (JD/MA)
  • Immunology and Microbiology (MS) (MD/PhD) (PhD)
  • Industrial Engineering (MS) (PhD)
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MA)
  • Infant Mental Health (Dual title) (MSW) (PhD)
  • Information Science (online) (MS) (GC)
  • Injury Biomechanics (GC) (BGC)
  • Injury Biomechanics (online) (MS)
  • Italian (Romance Languages) (MA)
  • Kinesiology (PhD)
  • Labor and Employment Law (LLM)
  • Law (MSL) (JD)
  • Learning Design & Technology (PhD)
  • Learning Design & Technology (online) (MED)
  • Library and Information Science (MLIS/MA) (MLIS) (SC) (GC)
  • Library and Information Science (online) (MLIS) (SC) (GC)
  • Linguistics (MA) (GC)
  • Manufacturing Engineering (MS)
  • Materials Science and Engineering (MS) (PhD)
  • Mathematical Statistics (MA)
  • Mathematics (MS) (PhD)
  • Mathematics, Applied (MA)
  • Mechanical Engineering (MS) (PhD)
  • Mechanical Engineering: Energy Storage and Vehicle Science (online) (MS)
  • Medical Physics (MS) (PhD) (DMP) (GC)
  • Medical Research (MS)
  • Medicine (MD)
  • Mobility (GC)
  • Molecular Biotechnology (MS)
  • Molecular Genetics and Genomics (MS) (PhD) (MD/PhD)
  • Museum Practice (GC)
  • Music (MA) (MMUS)
  • Near Eastern Languages (MA)
  • Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (MSN) (DNP)
  • Nonprofit Management (GC)
  • Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP)
  • Nursing (PhD)
  • Nursing Education (GC)
  • Nursing Practice (DNP)
  • Nutrition & Food Science (MA/MPH) (MA) (MS) (PhD)
  • Occupational Therapy (MOT)
  • Pathologists' Assistant (MSPA)
  • Pathology (PhD) (MD/PhD)
  • Peace and Security Studies (GC)
  • Pediatric Anesthesia (GC)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Primary Care (MSN) (DNP) (GC)
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Acute Care (MSN) (DNP) (GC)
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences (MS) (PhD) (PharmD/PhD)
  • Pharmacology (MS) (MD/PhD) (PhD)
  • Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Philosophy (MA) (PhD)
  • Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Physician Assistant Studies (MSPAS)
  • Physics (MA) (MS) (PhD)
  • Physiology (MS) (MD/PhD) (PhD)
  • Political Science (MA) (PhD) (JD/MA)
  • Program Evaluation (online) (MA)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (MSN) (DNP) (GC)
  • Psychology (MA) (PhD)
  • Public Administration (MPA)
  • Public Health (MSW/MPH) (MA-NFS/MPH) (MPH) (MD/MPH) (BGC)
  • Public Library Services to Child & Young Adults (GC)
  • Risk and Crisis Communication (online) (GC)
  • Robotics (MS)
  • Robotics: Industrial Automation (online) (MS)
  • Secondary Education (MAT)
  • Social Welfare Research and Evaluation (GC)
  • Social Work (MSW/MPH) (MSW) (PhD)
  • Social Work (online) (MSW)
  • Social Work and Anthropology (PhD)
  • Sociology (MA) (PhD)
  • Spanish (Modern Languages) (PhD)
  • Spanish (Romance Languages) (MA)
  • Speech Language Pathology (MA)
  • Sports Administration (online) (MA)
  • Sustainable Engineering (GC)
  • Systems Engineering (GC)
  • Systems Engineering (online) (MS)
  • Taxation (LLM)
  • Teaching and Learning (online) (MED)
  • Theatre (MFA)
  • Theatre and Dance (MA)
  • Theatre and Dance (online) (MA)
  • Translational Neuroscience Program (PhD)
  • United States Law (LLM)
  • Urban Planning (MUP)
  • Urban Sustainability (GC)
  • Urban Sustainability (Dual title) (PhD)
  • World History (BGC)